So you’ve done all the research, figured out what to buy and ordered your first e-cigarette ever. You’re excited about taking your first puff as a vaper. Want to know more before you actually try it out? We’ll take you through the process and tell you everything there is to know about it.
The first step to using an e-cigarette is pretty much the same as smoking – place the device between your lips and take a drag. But don’t be surprised if there’s very little vapor, or none at all. If you’ve done everything else right (like pushing the button on a manual battery, or priming with an automatic one), there’s probably some things you need to learn about drag technique. Vaping an e-cig is different from taking a drag out of an analog. With the latter you would take a sharp, short puff directly into your lungs, but’s slightly different with e-cigs.
While vaping, you need to do the opposite of pulling too hard or too sharply. You need to keep in mind that the e-cigarette, unlike the analog, is not burning all the time. The vapor production is a slow, smooth process that occurs only when you take a drag. When you place the e-cig between your lips, try taking in a long and light puff. It will take a few tries before you get it right – but when you do, you will get in exactly the right amount of vapor to make it a satisfying experience.
If your e-cigarette has an automatic battery, a few primer puffs are required like I mentioned before. Nothing happens on the first buff because the battery requires some time to detect the air flow and start the vaping process. So the first couple of puffs need to be short, to activate the battery, and then long and easy – just like with the manuals.
The thing to remember is that with a long and leisurely drag, the smoke doesn’t go directly into the lungs. It goes into the mouth at first and then you inhale it into the lungs. If you’re the kind of smoker that likes to take short drags, then take in a couple of primer puffs in quick succession – filling your lungs with vapor. Eventually, you will get the hang of it and develop your own style of vaping.